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Tempeh Breakfast Sausage


This recipe accidentally happened when I was preparing dinner and realized I did not have any vegan breakfast sausage for my breakfast pizza. You can use this recipe on its own, in vegan omelets, scrambles, or on a breakfast pizza.

Tempeh Breakfast Sausage

This vegan staple is a flavorful addition to any vegan breakfast.
Servings 4 people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • Skillet
  • Measuring spoons


  • 8 oz package tempeh
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp low sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • Ground black pepper to taste


  • Crumble tempeh into a skillet and fill skillet with water until almost covering the tempeh.
    boil tempeh
  • Cook on the stove over high heat until water begins to boil then turn heat down to medium and steam for 10 minutes.
  • Drain remaining water if necessary.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients to the tempeh and cook over medium heat until browned. About 7 – 10 minutes.
Course: Breakfast, Homemade Staples
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Staples, Plant-based Meat, Quick Meal

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